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Sacred & Powerful
For centuries people who were
connected with God, the universe, and the earth took the time to do
what is simply called ‘the work’.
American cultures, young men and women would travel alone to a
remote spot of the earth for their transformational vision quest.
Each would seek his or her own name and own life’s purpose, through
solitary prayer, fasting, and dreaming.
Throughout the history of native
cultures, people would take the time to do inner work. Some traveled
to remote deserts to accomplish healing and connectedness through
the discipline of sand painting. Although the designs vary
tremendously, they all start the same way - by drawing a sacred
circle in the sand. Then the person would sit within it, and while
in a meditative state would receive the designs to draw in the sand.
They knew the sand painting would be temporary art, lasting only
until the winds and rains erased it. Still the work was done with a
deep knowing of the importance and magic in the act of doing it.
They understood that through meditation and intention, their work
would be clearly heard and responded to. This was most often done
for the purpose of healing oneself, someone else, or humanity at
large. Since healing means ‘to become whole’, the work might also
result in a deeper understanding of self and purpose.
How often do you
take time to do ‘the work’? How much do you trust the power and
magic of your own intention, thoughts, and actions?
I am finding that more and more people
are sincerely interested in taking the time to attend one of my
events. This was not the case several years ago. I take this as a
sign that people are searching for help to get in touch with
themselves and connect with something bigger than their daily lives.
take at least one day a month to do ‘the work’. Sometimes I have a
focus on enhancing my energy through Qigong and Yoga intermixed with
meditation. Other months, it is a day of mediating, receiving
information, and expressing it through writing or drawing. My
creative expressions from these days are stored in a large drawing
tablet in the closet. They are not something that I look at, or even
think about often. However, I knew the moment that I drew them they
were coming from inside of me – teaching me, healing me, and
creating something powerful for me!
Doing ‘the work’
can also come from creative arts,
meditation, dreams, direction from
spirit guides, journaling,
books, and so much more. I recommend
having your wand, rattle, drum, or other symbols that are important
to you on hand. Also, include any rituals that you enjoy like
lighting candles, saging your space, calling in your favorite
guides, or making a small altar. ‘The work’ is a special experience
for you, and only you can discover the best way to achieve that
Why not take time this month to do your
own sacred and powerful work? Winter is the perfect season for going
within. Arrange a spot where you can be alone and uninterrupted.
Ground yourself in Source energy. Breathe in the energy that will
support your work. Allow yourself to be in harmony with the
elements. Trust God and the Universe to guide you. Then let the day
flow and enjoy your own brand of healing magic.
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